1st Edition

Global Warming and East Asia The Domestic and International Politics of Climate Change

Edited By Paul G. Harris Copyright 2003

    Global Warming and East Asia analyses the domestic politics, foreign policy and international relations of climate change in East and Southeast Asia, The countries of this important region are often disproportionately affected by climate change and, as they expand and develop, their contribution to the problem grows. The contributors investigate the increasingly widespread and disparate efforts to address global warming at international, national and local levels, and in so doing increase our understanding of a region vital to mitigating and coping with climate change. This unique volume includes in-depth studies of China and Japan, two of the most important countries in East Asia with regard to global warming, and examines the role of East and Southeast Asian countries, such as Indonesia and the Philippines, in combating the problem.

    Part I PART I Perspectives on the politics of climate change in East Asia; Chapter 1 Introduction, Paul G.Harris; Chapter 2 Climate change priorities for East Asia, Paul G.Harris; Part II PART II China and the politics of climate change; Chapter 3 Chinese politics, energy policy, and the international climate change negotiations, Michael T.Hatch; Chapter 4 The forces behind China's climate change policy, ZhihongZhang; Chapter 5 Navigating between “luxury” and “survival” emissions, YukaKobayashi; Chapter 6 The Clean Development Mechanism and China's energy sector, AxelMichaelowa, Shouchuan (Jusen)Asuka-Zhang, KarstenKrause, BernhardGrimm, TobiasKoch; Part III PART III Formulating climate change policy in Japan; Chapter 7 Climate change as Japanese foreign policy, YasukoKameyama; Chapter 8 Development assistance and Japan's climate change diplomacy, Shouchuan (Jusen)Asuka-Zhang; Chapter 9 Knowledge in the global atmospheric policy process, AtsukoSato; Chapter 10 Beyond Kyoto, Dana R.Fisher; Part IV PART IV The costs and opportunities of climate change in Southeast Asia; Chapter 11 The Philippines in the climate change arena, Joy V. Galvez; Chapter 12 Cashing in on Kyoto?, FrankJotzo, Agus P.Sari, OliviaTanujaya; Chapter 13 Climate change investment and technology transfer in Southeast Asia, TimForsyth; Index;


    Paul G. Harris is the Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong.